Women attorneys who currently work for Farmers Insurance, or who worked for Farmers at any time since June 8, 2012, can join the class action lawsuit seeking damages for unequal wages under the federal Equal Pay Act. Click on these links to download an opt-in form, view the full Notice, or contact an attorney at Andrus Anderson LLP.
The lawsuit, Coates v. Farmers Group, Inc., et al., Case No. 5:15-CV-01913-LHK, is pending in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California.
On December 9, 2015, Judge Lucy Koh conditionally certified the following class:
All women employed by Farmers Group, Inc., Farmers Insurance Exchange, or Farmers Insurance Company, Inc. (“Farmers”) in Claims Litigation at any time since June 8, 2012, in one or more of the following positions: attorney, workers compensation attorney, associate trial attorney, trial attorney, senior trial attorney, senior workers compensation attorney, specialty trial attorney, supervising attorney, supervising workers compensation attorney, HEAT attorney, or managing attorney (“Class Definition”). The Class excludes individuals working in Farmers Legal Business Administration (formerly known as “Claims Legal Services Management”).
At this stage, the court has not ruled on the merits of the case. Farmers contests all claims that have been asserted and denies any wrongdoing. Federal law prohibits Farmers from discriminating or retaliating against you for joining this Lawsuit.
Don’t forget to send in your opt-in form by March 27, 2016.